Owl Love

I saw a cute card on Pinterest with penguins in wedding attire, but I don’t have the punch to make the little critters, so I thought I’d try my hand with the owls from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

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I had a leftover Skylark complement to use for a wedding bouquet and a little teal shimmer trim worked to give the tuxedo a little bling.

 

 

 

 

 

Close Up Owls

 

Here’s a close up of the owls…bitty pearls made a sweet little necklace and I just happened to hoarde a bow tie from the retired puffies collection.

 

 

I’m open for some suggestions on this card and would love to see someone make it over…Owl Love You if you come up with a better idea!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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A Special 1st

I’m back again with another layout from the Album Retreat that I attended in October 2013.  I’m finally getting the pages put together and am loving how they are turning out.

When I first saw this page it spoke “school” to me, but I had other things in mind.

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My ruler accent became an indicator for Miss H’s first birthday.  I’m going to recreate this layout for her sister’s first day of 4th grade that happened this past fall.  It just proves when you think outside the box there are all kinds of possibilities.

 

DSCN1819I couldn’t let the chance go by to not show a cute picture of this adorable little face covered in frosting.  What I really wish I had was a still shot of her other grandma also with a frosting covered face…oh well, the video will have to suffice.

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Thanks for stopping by…just a few more layouts to do and I’ll be on to new things!

 

Still Scrappin’

I decided that I was actually going to finish these layouts before moving on to another project…it’s killing me since I have brand new things to play with from Seasonal Expressions 2.  I also have taxes to get to the CPA by Friday, lunch with my mother-in-law today and a mani/pedi tomorrow!

This first layout from the Album Retreat is probably one of my favorites.  The colors are pretty non-traditional Christmas colors.  I love the Just Chillin’ title which was cut from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  Miss H is the only child I know that has never been afraid of Santa and we always have perfect pictures from the big visit.

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My final layout for today is a Real Life Story of Papa and Grandma taking a little girl for a week on the Oregon Coast and living to tell about it.  Seriously, it was an awesome trip and she was such a good traveler.  I love that this page will give me plenty of room to tell about it with it’s journalling area.

 

DSCN1816Thanks for stopping by today…I hope my glimpse of scrapbooking has inspired you to record some of your own memories.

 

Playing Catch Up

A year to the month after my mom died, Close to My Heart hosted an Album Retreat in Salt Lake City and I thought it was the perfect place to heal my heart.  I was wrong.  I spent a terrific 5 days exploring the surroundings of SLC, however my heart was not into scrapbooking.  Do I regret the trip…not one bit!  I came home with all the pieces to assemble a terrific album including full color instructions.

Fast forward 17 months…I’m putting those terrific pages together.

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I had plenty of time to look at the layouts, figure out what pictures I wanted to use and I’ve started.  These pages feature lots of cuts from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

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I love the detail that has gone into these pages and although I didn’t design them they still feel like my pages.  I’m sure that I will recreate the layouts using other images from the same cartridge.

Through the years my scrapbooking has evolved…I cringe when I look at some of the first pages I did in my son’s album 20 plus years ago, but then I look at the plain boring photo album that my mom put together for me – no journaling, no pretty paper, just photos in pockets.  Yes, pocket scrapbooking was apparently popular way back then too!

Thanks for stopping by…I’m heading back to the craft room so I have some more to share later this week.

Travel Mini Albums

Who doesn’t like to travel?  Today Close to My Heart posted this amazing video on how to use the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge featuring the travel keys, but wait, not only do you get ideas for two cool mini albums – you get an idea for a friendship card as well!